Afghan peace, stability Pakistan’s highest stakes: PM

Jun 27, 2013


ISLAMABAD, June 25 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan had the highest stakes in return of peace and stability to Afghanistan. He conveyed this to US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador James Dabbins, who called on him here. The Prime Minister, who was assisted by Adviser on National Security Sartaj Aziz and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, assured Ambassador Dobbins of Pakistan’s full commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and highlighted various steps Pakistan had taken in the regard. Noting that the situation in Afghanistan had reached a crucial phase as the US proceeds with its drawdown, the Prime Minister stressed the need for Pakistan and the United States to remain closely engaged.

Ambassador Dobbins briefed the Prime Minister about developments relating to bilateral relations as well as efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
In this connection, he elaborated on some recent developments, including the opening of Taliban office in Doha, developments within Afghanistan, and the overall situation in the region.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)